SPOILER. Ab Minute 12 befürchtet man, dass ab jetzt immer das Schlimmstmögliche passiert und dann passiert immer das Schlimmstmögliche. Alles explodiert, alle sterben, alles ist sinnlos. Das ist nicht deprimierend oder traurig sondern vor allem unsäglich langweilig.
The candid black guy is awed by a new form of life, so decides to pinch its cheeks.. and dies first. This baby alien, named Calvin, grows pretty fast, feeds on humans, is indestructible and -given the fact he's facing a crew of severely mentally impaired astronauts- a genius... So after 20 minutes, it becomes a slasher film. One extra star bc I did have a nightmare with Calvin.
Terribilmente banale. Sarà anche vero che film di questo tipo ne sono stati fatti parecchi, ma davvero si può indovinare il 95% delle scene. Passabile il finale, però non facciamo un sequel, per favore, va bene così. Mi domando: perché su quella stazione non c'era un modo di andare via e basta? Lasciare l'alieno a fluttuare nello spazio e tornare sulla Terra? Ad un certo punto sarebbe morto e fine.
"Life" is one of those rare moments when Gyllenhaal made a bad choice for his career. Maybe the top billing part was decisive in his actions. Anyway the movie sucked. When you have available a script that dumb, you really can't make much (good things), no matter what your name is. Those few characters didn't stand a chance because of some stupid choices they made so easily.The ending was awful... the whole movie was!
Borrows heavily from other sci-fi films without adding anything new to the genre. It wants to be Alien so badly but breaks any beliefs by raising the stakes from ‘these likeable characters could die’ to ‘Earth will be KILLED!’. Could have been passable if the ending wasn’t a godawful, predictable, stupid mess.
Yes it's a little derivative of Alien / Event Horizon / Sunshine etc but Espinosa directs with real passion and complete understanding of what makes a sci-fi film work. Provides a roller coaster of tension as the fantastic cast are picked off by a well written alien beastie, unlike Alien the situation is entirely the fault of the crew, something carried forward into a brilliantly cynical suckered punch of an ending.